Question from Instagram:
“I currently work for an American company remotely, how would I be able to move abroad”?
Honest answer, I don’t know and I invite anyone that has successfully navigated that situation to write about it on the blog.
My situation was very different, I secured an “anywhere in the world” remote position while living in Barcelona. The company is based in D.C. and so I never had to negotiate moving abroad with them.
If I were in your shoes I would do two things:
1) Decide on a country that I’d want to move to. Then investigate their freelance visa or digital nomad visas. Understand the requirements and the type of employment that is allowed within each visa class.
2) Then approach my employer with my desire to move abroad. Show them how they would have to do minimal to support me and demonstrate that I would run point and could get this done without disruption to my work. I’d also investigate any tax liability that my company might open itself up to by allowing me to work abroad and how that might be mitigated. I believe a big reason why some companies have a US-remote-only policy is due to tax exposure.
Have any more questions? Have some insight to share? Drop your comments below and let’s continue the conversation.
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